Living In Gratitude: Living in Limbo

“Let go. You may not know what comes next but know that whatever it is…you will be okay.” -Unknown

Limbo is uncomfortable. It is that awkward state of “in between,” the place set smack in the middle of where you are and where you will be.

Whatever the reason for it, limbo finds all of us at various times in life. This in between state of being, especially if it lingers, can foster frustration, uncertainty, worry, stress, anxiety, fear, and a lack of fulfillment.

From limbo often sprout thoughts of, “What’s the point?” and “Why bother?” We put our life on hold in anticipation of the impending change whose occurrence and timeframe are ethereal.

When we are in limbo, opportunities go unclaimed.

Relationships go undiscovered or sometimes unnurtured.

Adventure and happiness may slip by.

All in anticipation of waiting for that something to happen “soon.”

We’ve all been there. And it can be hard to let go and know that whatever happens, we will be okay.

Although limbo is something most of us will face in life, that doesn’t mean it has to consume us. We can make a conscious decision to stop being fearful of what we can’t control. We can stop listening to that niggling negative voice in our head, stop feeding our worry, halt conjuring up worst case scenarios that will most likely never come true.

What we can do is show up every day. We can be present and engaged. We can find simple things to be grateful for.

Whatever change is coming, it will happen eventually. We can let go, loosen our grip, and stop fretting and letting life pass us by.

By trying to control every little thing, we create and fuel stress, anxiety, worry, and fear.

If you are stuck in this uncomfortable place, ask yourself:

“Why am I afraid?”

“What am I afraid of?”

“Why am I hesitating to enjoy life?”

“Where can I relax my need for control?”

“How would I feel if I let go and started living in the moment?”

By honestly addressing these questions, you may be able to take a deep, emotional breath, encouraging the grip that limbo has on you to release little by little.

Trust that everything happens for a reason and allow yourself to move with the flow of life.

May your days be filled with gratitude, peace, and good things.